|Birth: ||Jul. 4, 1954|
|Death: ||Jul. 10, 2012|
Steven James "Steve" Barnes, 58, of Milford, died Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at Geary Community Hospital in Junction City. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10a.m. on Monday, July 16, 2012 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 218 N. Washington St. with Father Al Brungardt officiating. Cremation will take place following the service. Visitation will be on Sunday, July 15, 2012 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel at 203 N. Washington, with a rosary service at 3:00 p.m. Memorial contributions have been designated to the "Steve Barnes Memorial Scholarship Fund," at Central National Bank, P.O. Box 700, Junction City, KS 66441.
Steve was born on July 4, 1954, at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka, KS, to James Barnes and his mother who survives maiden name (McGrew). He spent most of his childhood growing up in the Oakland area of Topeka along with three of his five brothers.
He first graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Education from Emporia State University in 1977, and began teaching at Highland Park High School as the automotive instructor in 1978. He later received a Masters degree in Education Administration from Kansas State University, and from the fall of 1990, was the Automotive Technology Instructor at Manhattan High School, West Campus.
Steve was always a truly devoted and dedicated educator and leader. He loved his students, and was equally loved in return.
Steve was married to his wife who survives on August 17, 1974, at Sacred Heart Parish, in Topeka, and since 1989, she and Steve had made their home in Milford, Kansas. Steve and his wife enjoyed over 38 wonderful and joyous years of married life together.
Steve was also proud to be an active member of the St. Francis Xavier's Catholic Church in Junction City since moving to the area since 1989.
He is survived by his wife, by his mother of Topeka, Step-Mother of McEwen, TN, and by his two sons, a son and daughter in law of Clay Center and a son and daughter in law of Junction City. He is also survived by five grandchildren and by his five brothers, a brother and sister in law of Allen, TX, a brother and sister in law of Memphis, TN, a brother of Missouri City, TX, a brother and sister in law of St. Louis, IL, and a brother and sister in law of Nashville, TN.
He was preceded in death by his father James C. Barnes and his sister-in-law, Gail Barnes.
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The names of survivors have
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Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.
Specifically: Cremation took place after the service.
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Record added: Jul 11, 2012
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